With Valentine's Day upon us, you now have another excuse (besides the frigid weather) to jet off to some inviting tropical coastline. Use the occasion to refresh and recharge your romance, or if you're single, to treat yourself until that special someone comes along.
Below are our picks for Valentine's Day getaways with all the bells and whistles, for devoted couples and avid travelers alike.
The Hotel Excelsior, overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a recently renovated property home to three restaurants and an indoor swimming pool. The property's Valentine's Day Dream package includes two-night stays in luxe villas with sea-view balconies and access to a private beach.
Guests also receive sparkling wine and chocolate-covered fruit upon arrival, plus a 120-minute spa treatment, daily breakfast, airport transfers and late checkout.
The package is priced at a hefty $5,000 per couple, but plenty of luxury is included: a three-night stay in a specialty suite with a terrace offering access to a private poolside cabana, plus a farmers market tour guided by a celebrity chef, a private cooking class and other goodies.
The package includes a fourth free night when couples stay for three. Rooms start at $663 for stays around Valentine's Day (travel anytime through March 24, 2018). Add on special gifts like floral bouquets or chocolate for an extra charge.
An affordable spot for a private escape, Las Brisas Acapulco is set on a hillside overlooking Acapulco Bay, surrounded by 40 acres of hibiscus gardens. Each bungalow-style room features its own private pool.
The hotel also offers shuttle service to the private La Concha Beach Club, with two saltwater tide pools and a restaurant. Rates over Valentine's Day start at $183 per night.